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Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> this is the meeting of the commission on the environment. today is tuesday, august 6. it is 5: p.m. first item on the agenda roll call. vice president d'arcy? >> here. >> [speaker not understood]. commissioner heather stephenson is excused. commissioner johanna walled? >> here. >> [speaker not understood]. >> here. >> next item is the approval of the minutes. [speaker not understood]. this is a discussion and action item. >> commission colleagues, any discussion on the minutes? do we have any public comment on the minutes? seeing no public speakers, public comment is closed. could i get a motion to approve, colleagues? >> i move to approve the minutes. >> i second. >> can all those in favor please signify by saying aye? >> aye. >> the minutes a approved. next item. >> public comment on the meeting minutes? minutes? it has been approved. i would ask someone in the audience to turn their cell phones off. and the next item on the japed is public comment. members of the public may address the commission on matters that are within the commission's jurisdiction and not on today's agenda.
Aug 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
president of the environment commission where we had a long discussion about the proposal and what's before you today, it's obviously a big decision, it's something that a lot of people have been working on a long time, a lot of us in this room, a lot of us wearing different hats and capacities. what i wanted to share is that we had two or three hour discussion over the environment commission, at the end of which we couldn't come to a consensus position. we asked a lot of questions, questions about the local build-out, the nature of the renewable energy credits that have increased nr the mix and what that impacts on the underlying goals of the program, both over at our shop and just generally speaking, questions around local hiring, the number of jobs and there was a lot of reveals, the big concerning thing i think that's safe to say for all of us, when it comes to local build-out, we're stuck at least from the staff the idea that there's a draft of an outline of a plan and that was something that was concerning i would say. it's not to say that we obviously all know where we want to
Aug 27, 2013 8:30pm PDT
is a program that san francisco commission on the environment supported in a september 2012 resolution. so, if we're to piece together a statement, i would like to -- we don't have a deputy ca. i think i'd probably have to ask to entertain a motion to adopt that program as a start of a resolution and then look at a second. >> josh, president, i love you. i love you dearly. we can't do this. [laughter] >> i'll be -- you know, and if we are -- even if we were, then i think that we have said -- stated what it is that we care about. and you in your infinite lawyer brain need to either spit this out and write it down or we need to, you know, or we can't do it like this. [multiple voices] >> right, we're a city and county commission. , and you know, we're about to -- i love you, man. we're about to approve a resolution that has not been out there, you know. i thought that we could approve a statement that says our general feeling, you know, kind of a motion that, that, you know, conveys that, look, this is how we are. but to sit here and craft a motion, you know, we can't do that,
Aug 26, 2013 12:30pm PDT
. >> i'm just saying -- we need a vision. we've articulated a vision at the environment commission. and advocates have worked on this for a long time. i started working on this in 2008 when we needed a solution to move the last minute with in-city renewable generation and jobs to close potrero power plant without new dirty peaker power plants. there's a lot of time invested in getting to something. the complaint is the vision is still there. there is still the true believers. there is still the talent, i think, to do that and the expertise as a city. but the presentation was not it. and there is a draft outline and there is a new thing now about buying the hydro power and there's all this new stuff that i don't even know what it is. all i know is that i think theretion' -- i would like to express we have concerns. >> and i'm cool. >> here's where we are, that's fine. if that's the case and you want to add that, at this point in time, it needs to be added to this thing because you're saying we have concerns. what are the concerns? >> we have concerns about the progress of the program as
Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm PDT
environment can influence music both conscious and unconscious ways. for instance in the west, the argument has been made that a lot of the dissonant music that arose at the beginning of the century was a result or a reaction to the noisiness of industrialization, and the dissonance of modern civilization-- that it was a reflection of social dissonance, in a way, in sound. [dissonant orchestra music] (slobin) if we use the word environment to relate to music, we're talking about two things: a physical environment and a social environment. in the case of highlander people in bosnia singing together, the two are pretty much inseparable. (narrator) in a mountainous region of bosnia herzegovina close to sarajevo, a sheep herding community has developed a unique singing style known as ganga. this genre, which is primarily sung outdoors in groups, closely reflects the conditions and life style of the highlander commity. in bosnian highlander culture, specifically in mt. bjelasnica, people will spend a lot of time outdoors since it's the herding culture. they will spend a lot of time up i
Aug 26, 2013 9:30pm PDT
not -- what we're going to do, the fact that the environment is collapsing around us, and in this room is all the people whose lives are being affected by this. should we have a feed-in tariff which most of the cities in the world have, especially europe or should we have cc a, where does the cc a create the jobs? i don't see it, i've read their literature since it began. where -- are they able to do what's being done in europe with creation of jobs and income for the government? i don't see it and i want an explanation from them. i asked them, i don't get an explanation. the environment is collapsing. i think what we need is a feed-in tariff law that the city can pass t city of lancaster, california just passed all homes built in lancaster be 100% solar power, los angeles county has passed a feed-in tariff for harvesting it under the grid, this is exactly what's going on all over the globe and we need to do it here in san francisco. it's a law that requires pg&e to pay the home owners for harvesting solar energy, it's not government subsidy, contrary to what everything is media says,
Aug 27, 2013 9:00pm PDT
environment because you have been involved in a lot of energy efficiency buildout would be the natural vehicle for that. so, the reality is we all need to make this happen. and if we find that the sfpuc is not getting it together, we can make it happen ourselves. is that a risk? yes. will stopping the not to exceed rate vote next week change much? the answer is no. and as mr. freed said, if we get this not to exceed rate thing out of the way, we see how much money we've got to work with the buildout, then we can get this second phase rolling. so, i agree with your expressing the concerns you've expressed. i wouldn't make it so leveraged on you better work with us or else. let's just express the concerns and express that you want the not to exceed rates to be competitive with pg&e. thanks. oh, and you can leave out the rec thing because if you insist that we do the local buildout that's envisioned by all the laws and resolution that the board passed, then that means we will get away from recs right away. so, you don't really need to get into that territory. >> thank you, mr. bro
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
military environment go in with the right knowledge and the right attitude and you can see the tactical unit at the bottom there and the crisis response civil military operations center that was there to provide the command and control of those tactical units responding on the military side, this provided a perfect environment and opportunity for them to be able to interact with the civilian partners and provide the most appropriate response and understanding. very complex and again i just want to reiterate that the military, we know when we're responding in this type of environment that we're not coming in with the heavy capability and saying don't worry, we're here to help you and take over, we're here to complement and support you with the appropriate ways that you request our needs. the next few slides that i'm going to go over here shows some of the military capability and how some of those responses that we did during this exercise can also be applied at home in a domestic environment such as a response to maybe an earthquake here in san francisco. so the first part up there, you
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
. >> item five. >> it will be a presentation by the san francisco department of the environment on mandate and non-mandate programs. they will have staff providing specifics energy, commuter benefits and the green business program. and this is agenda as a discussion item only. >> good evening, everyone, thanks for having us tonight. as christian mentioned we are here to speak on the commuter benefits program, the energy watch program, and the green business program. and my name is sueellen at tkinson and impart of the clean team and i manage the clean business ordinance. >> there we go. >> five years ago san francisco adopted the ordinance for the suitable transportation for the people commuting to and from the city. >> it requires employers with 20 or more employees nationwide to offer commuter benefit to all full and part time employees in san francisco. those commuter benefits could be as a pretax deduction and employer paid subsidy or a provided transportation program. >> the ordinance passed with strong support from the business community, and in a vote by the board of supervisors. ov
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Aug 30, 2013 7:30pm EDT
over time as we've seen our environment change and gone to more information, technology and communications the method for establishing wage rates have changed dramatically. one of the examples is if you had some pod asemiing a certain number of units an hour and are able to do it for half the rate that the typical worker because of the diseublt. disability. the person wouldn't have to instill the cost and the individual have a place to go. that was fine. now you can't measure things that way. in some ways i think the evolution is it's a program that has outlived the environment that it's in and it's going to be something that we will talk about in the future. >> about 340 3400 employers whod this 14c provision. many are saying they are providing opportunity, teaching skills and providing intangibles. what do you say to that? >> i don't believe that logic. i don't believe that people with disabout itaboutwithdisabilitie. it's looking at what they have and matching the job to a person with a disability rather than taking a set manufacturing job and saying no matter what your d
Aug 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
the virus grows, if you follow the metaphor that bullying is a systemic virus, then the environment has to change so the virus cannot grow and the only way the environment changes is if youth and adults begin to speak with one voice about changing the social norms that allows it to happen. it makes sense to most of us, you have it khaifrpb the social norms. we must educate. but we must go beyond thinking more rigor will get us better achievement. we have to remember a school is a community and in a xhuept, people look out for each other. they've got each other's back. how do we begin to promote that idea that we are in this thing together? we believe it's through, unfortunately but truly, self-interest. kids are driven developmentally by the desire to fit in, to belong, to be part of an affinity group. if we can capitalize on their desire to look out for their friends and give them some more tools and opportunities and support, they will begin to do what we need them to do to at least confront it in their own small cell of social influence and the compounding and leveraging of that
Aug 23, 2013 1:30am PDT
energy efficiency program. and implemented by the department of the environment. this program has not only helped the small business owners, save money by providing energy savings that directly support their bottom line but also lower the environmental impact. the first was power savers. >> and it helped over 4,000 small business owners, receive energy efficient lining retrofits and 2,000 projects were installed through the peak energy program. and currently the san francisco energy watch program has installed over 4300 and energy efficiency projects and local business and this number continues to grow. altogether the programs have installed over 10,000 energy efficient project and commercial establishments and saved an average of over $2800 in annual energy costs and paid more than 29 million in incentives and just in the carbon emissions which is the equivalent to powering over 38,000 san francisco homes for a year. this program you can see the map, sort of. but these programs have touched every neighborhood and commercial corridor in san francisco. especially where there are high c
Aug 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT
will, between the history of earth's physical environments and the history of life. narrator: geologist paul hoffman studies the time in our planet's history when the climate was much more extreme, a period called the snowball earth. hoffman: during the maximum cold of the snowball earth, you have an earth that's more like mars than it is like earth. narrator: hoffman is seeking answers to how the earth entered this snowball and, more important for us, how it returned to warmer conditions and has maintained a stable and moderate climate. both of these scientists look to the deep past for clues to the present, enriching our understanding of the one place we know in the universe where life flourishes -- eah's inedlerr of difntnima as, earth, the habitable planet. including humans, is relatively new to this planet. fossils contained in the earth's vast rock record show that the first animals emerged around 600 million years ago -- a mere 15% of earth's 4.5-billion-year history. it's likely that simple, single-celled organisms ruled alone for approximately 3 billion years. the sa
Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, i'm [speaker not understood] and i'm with the department of the environment's environmental justice program and i'm here today to tell you some simple actions you can take to make your home healthier. we all deserve to have healthy homes. we all deserve to have healthy families. however, as we know in san francisco, some people are not as healthy as others. for example, bayview hunters point has significantly higher rates of asthma and other illnesses than other parts of the city. there are many reasons for these higher rates of illness. some are within our control, but many are not. for example, two freeways cross the neighborhood which creates air pollution and we know air pollution is bad for our health. for many years two nearby power plants caused much pollution in the southeastern part of the city, but both were shut down thanks to a lot of effort from the community. however, industry and the neighborhood still creates air pollution. sometimes the air indoors is more polluted than outdoors. since we spend the majority of our time indoors, today we're going to talk about indoor
Aug 27, 2013 1:30pm PDT
significant impact on the environment. for this project the battery acid is behavior a concern for the fire department. however, they still get reviewed in their annual inspection. and those batteries are upstairs in a location not in the basement. i would add for the previously information the map refers to the need for dp w inspections. this don't - in facility does not fall within the scope of the inspectors review. those combined the remove of the maps and this seal to the batteries means the replacement of the batteries is not an u cut risk. for the department there were no sequa issues and this does not raise any special circumstances. where this promise is capable with the neighborhood it is. first necessity as the sequa said the capacity was needed. and at&t concluded no other locations would be feasible within this area. new facilities require a review for coverage and capacity in the facility. this includes additional drive test. they determine the information was accurate next intieblt. this california street will be capable with the neighborhood because the project will not
Aug 30, 2013 4:00am PDT
done so far. as the environment is superior alternative, not the [speaker not understood] ramp that is not the map plan. that's because the implementation of the map plan will have a significant negative environmental impact as existing habitat in the quarter of our city's park land is destroyed to create this replica of a pre-white colonization of the habitat. because this designation [speaker not understood] as environmentally superior supporters were furious with the draft e-i-r the is this why we now need a third consultant? is rec and park going from consultant to consultant at great cost until they find one that will [speaker not understood] data similar map maintenance alternative is better? in the august 5th, 2013 we wall street journal article, [speaker not understood], native and nonnative plants would be environmentally superior. there are officials at the city's rec and park department that said the report used a no definition of environmentally superior set forth in california law. so, with this third consultant, is rec and park consultant shopping until they find one t
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. as a general rule of thumb the projects present impacts on the environment. this is in keeping with this practice so in a few minutes keep in mind it has some benefits like a single occupancy vehicles. the eir provides an evaluation of the mtas policy framework to support the strategy planned goals. it includes service proposals including reroutes and routes elimination. and capita that is needed. and transit traffic time proposals or t prps. the sfmta has applied the t p.s. to design the t ps. for example, in pedestrian and traffic circles in lanes. one example of which is the pilot on church street. the corridors identified for t prp treatments are those that carry the majority of ridership in the city. the eir may include the program analysis such as a the service policy framework. it's appropriate for the proposals for which designed details has not been developed as shown on the map. the corridors in black are the ones for which the mta has designed specific designs and the gray ones are needing more processes pr the their involvin others processes. so the culminate effect
Aug 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT
inreliable commissioners i admit i drove her today. i feel very strongly that our environment needs more service not less. thank you very much >> thank you. >> good afternoon i live on california street and i will try to tie some of this why the draft d i r is insufficient. i should note there's a lot of focus on the guidelines for sequa. it's interesting to pay attention to the finding of the legislature when they passed it. they denied the environment it means the physical conditions that exist in the area including and then it goes on to list aesthetic significant items. i would argue that a long-standing service like along jackson street or china attain projects are of historic service that the community has relied on. that realigns and how it affects the quality of the life in the area specifically the 3 jackson i've paid attention but now for the third or fourth time addressing plans to eliminate the 3 jackson's. the d u r didn't mention the 3 jackson clearly they can't of analyzed the impact of the quality of life on the resident which is the percentage of vulnerable populati
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building >> good morning, everyone. ing all right, good morning. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the regularly scheduled meeting for the government audit and oversight committee. i'm supervisor malia cohen, i'm chair. and to my right is supervisor katy tang and to my left is supervisor david campos. i believe supervisor eric mar may be joining us. we'll find out shortly. the clerk of the committee is the lovely ms. aundrea ausbery and i'd like to thank sfgtv for broadcast thing meeting. madam clerk, are there any [speaker not understood]? >> yes, there are. [speaker not understood]. items acted on today will appear on september 3rd [speaker not understood]. >> thank you very much. could you plea
Aug 26, 2013 9:30am PDT
. mold is a fungus that grows in dark and moist environments. some molds can be very dangerous and can cause serious health problems if they're not dealt with immediately. especially for people with asthma. then there are pests like cockroaches, ants, and rodents. pests are not only a nuisance, but they're asthma triggerses. roach and rodent droppings and body parts of dead pests can be part of the dust we breathe and are not healthy for us. many of the products we use are also harmful to us. for example, aerosol sprays can trigger asthma. whether it's hair spray or oven spray, aerosol sprays create a fine mist of chemicals that pollute our indoor air and goes straight into our lungs when we breathe them in. it's the same thing with pesticide sprays or pesticide foggers or bug bombs, and air fresheners. they contain toxic or harmful chemicals that irritate the lungses and can trigger asthma or allergic reactions. how many of you use bleach or ammonia when you clean your home? well, unfortunately bleach and ammonia contain chemicals that can trigger asthma or even cause asthma in people
Aug 25, 2013 3:30am PDT
tinder store coalition and the isn't institute and a many other for environment for justice where they began 10 years ago in neighborhoods they've all helped shape this legislation to address issues of food access and community height. i want to thank the arab groceries information and helping in reach out and drafting and support thisors o ordinance. in many part of our service there's not many that offer vegetation and there are an overabundance of stores that sell foods high in sugars and salts. this will help the smaller businesses to become for competitive and will offer more healthy foods. the programs will help in supplementing oots small business owners. and it will be mended with the department of public health of public health and the store coalition and establishing the associations. this will create a specialized one stop shop for an array of services. to participate in the program retailers must agree to receiveables to devout areas for allow fat products to participate in their program so that's over one 3rd of their stores. the retailer must not have one fifth of th
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Aug 24, 2013 12:00am EDT
. these hope to give them a safe environment to express their feelings openly. syrian children have also witnessed fighting car bombings and heavy arterial bombardments. >> most children here don't feel at home in this harsh camp environment. so the goal of these activities is to make them feel included and give them a say in improving the quality of life here. many syrian children have a strong connection to their homes and towns even at such a young age. >> we see more syrians arriving here every day and the camp population growing i feel there's no way we will return to syria. >> education is available for all ages in the camp but roughly 80% of children in al zaatre are not in school. many consider the camp unsafe so they limit their children's movement especially the girls to protect them from harassment. this has affected the education of young women in el zaatri camp. children and teenagers have been charged with new responsibility, including tremendous pressure to care for their families. here most male teenagers have to earn a living and contribute to household income. but
Aug 25, 2013 5:15pm EDT
challenging environment. the stealth is the environment a advantage. host: first the air force, then the navy, then the marines buying the planes as well. other countries involved. guest: some nine nations. lockheed martin and the united states hoped that other nations walls lay by f-35's just as they got f-16's for years and years. they are very capable planes. the air force hopes that air force, navy, and marine corps hope that over the life of the program, the more nations that buy it, the more you buy the unit cost of the plane go down. host: here's is a look at some of the countries involved. mark from new jersey up next, retired military. caller: maybe your guest can a slightly how the a-35 could take the place of the a-10 warthog in combat. when you look back at the b-52's that have been around for 50 something years and its specific role and content julie -- and continuously upgraded, you have got the a-10 what that vulcan cannon in a, which is low and slow over the battlefield in protecting the troops, how can he f-35 come that low-end phone loan provide a much cover power?
Aug 26, 2013 3:30pm PDT
on the environment? the open space contingency fund is for acquisition of new park space. it's not a slush fund for [speaker not understood] produce a report. it's not a slush fund to pay for a change in gardening at sharp park which is what a lot of the restoration proposed really is. more importantly, the proposed restoration at sharp park is an implementation of plans in the [speaker not understood] before the e-i-r has been complete. we really can't implement what's in the plan before the e-i-r has been finalized and that point should have been made with fish and wildlife. so, i'm very concerned about the idea of this third consultant and we have a fourth one and [speaker not understood]. thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >>> [inaudible]. good afternoon. my name is kermit kubitz, i'm a resident of sherman forest neighborhood around mount davidson. and i've attended several meetings including a prior bond briefing from the park and rec department. i'd like to reiterate the comments that the speaker before me just made, which was that the underlying e-i-r found that the con
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Aug 28, 2013 1:30pm EDT
. the fda has said it is safe to eat and won't hurt the environment. it was first engineered in 1989. it's an atlantic salmon modified by a combination of chnookcal monday and an ocean pout that reaches full market size in half the time. under the application before the fda aqua bounty would spend their eggs to panama where they would grow the salmon from tank farms to avoid any chance they would get out and mix with the salmon population. then they would be sent back to the states for sale. here at seattle's famed pike place fish market the idea of gm salmon is not tossed around lightly. >> for kara. [ cheering ] >> what would you say to me if i said the words genetically modified salmon. >> no! >> why no? >> welding worried that a genetically modified fish would escape. >> this guy is really big. he's about 28.3 grams. >> reporter: dr. bob devlin is a scientist wit, he's involved wih the science and the impact it might have on the environment. >> reporter: you're telling me that these transgenic fish have been able to eat all they want, and they're the exact same egg as those wild
Aug 27, 2013 7:30pm PDT
environment. you know, we've got some real experts as this has gone from the evolution from 2007 ordinance to the program adopted by the board that we supported as a commission and department to sitting here today. have the environmental benefits increased or reduced since the program is at the board in the fall? >> are you asking -- >> yes. what should the department -- that's the question to the department. >> i will actually defer that to danielle murry who is our program manager who has been tracking clean power sf for the past couple of years. >> just a simple -- start us with the simple. >> so, i wasn't here 7 years ago, but i will say in the last four years what i've seen is that it's a program that is going to allow customers to choose renewable power. and as mr. randolph said, the greenhouse gas impact of that is the same regardless of what the mix s. it's all rps energy renewable power that we supplied for the program. that hasn't changed. ~ the difference may be on the economic side in terms of jobs. also on air quality. so, if we were talking about, say, replacing fos
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
tap water, unlike bottled water, is also good for our pocket books and the environment as well. and the public utilities commission, the puc, has worked along with the department of public health to educate residents to drink as much tap water as possible. i think [speaker not understood] and different efforts at the community level have been really beneficial, but we absolutely need to increase the ability of people to use their own refillable water bottles. and unlike bottled water, hetch hetchy tap water costs less than a half a penny per gallon. so, it's almost like costless in some ways. it's quality tested over 100,000 times a year and it's highly regulated by the environmental protection agency or the epa. i think the fear of drinking tap water often has been caused by slick and really misleading campaigns by the bottled water companies and over the years there is a certain fear. but i think the countering with a strong public education program, community education, has been critical. and many of you know that my work to work with christina and others within the department of
Aug 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
don't believe in that. we mean that every classroom, every school environment should be a safe environment where everyone is welcomed regardless of who you are, regardless of your ethnic background, sexual orientation or cultural background and we don't couple that with behaviors that kids will display. and the other thing in terms of context that i want to make sure is clear and i didn't am happy you're here and we are fighting a battle against pop culture and the messages they receive on tv, logging on to the facebook page, logging on to all of the social media that is out there, think how many times in pop culture they refer to someone as "their little b, or little n" and that's just the way we greet each other and for someone that entered school only speaking spanish and you think about the language issues and in spanish i can tell you a whole bunch of terms that people use to great each other that are so racist, homo phobic and have a length and accepted as accepted and we need to work together and we're dealing with a culture we are trying to shift and in san francisco we
Aug 24, 2013 4:30am PDT
environment but if you're talking about a landmark we're going to describe for example, the character of the window opening is so we can say in the exemption 3 this project as it's described we know for sure isn't going to have american people effect on the environment. so if you're talking about a more sensitive description the project might be more detailed and it might trigger a new exemption >> thank you. >> don't go because i have a followup question to that. so if the way this comes out there is not an appeal in the situation. do you anticipate that the result of that system would be that the initial description it is submitted would be more detailed? >> rather than less detailed. >> we've madeor project descriptions more vigorous. we've put our categorical map on line already and we've added a space for project description. so we're i think being very mindful of project discrepancys >> it seems that if someone who wants a project would want to make it as specific as possible so the appeal would be foreclosed once there's a determination that he or she who supported the project wou
Aug 25, 2013 8:30am PDT
categories that enhances environment. indoor air quality, energy, water, materials and resources, and sustainable sites are the five categories for the lead. you can go for several gold or platinum certifications. >> the city wanted to be silver lead status. . maybe gold was a stretch. and people said, if we're going to be a sustainable organization that the pucs this has got to be the top of the line. it's got to be a lead platinum building. what does that mean to us? we run water, power, and sewer. so, those are some of the biggest things involved in lead platinum. ♪ ♪ >> by late 2008 the project, as we got the contractor on board and we were able to start pricing it, we're a multi-, multi-, multi-million dollar over budget. >> the story a lot of people don't know after we got select today do this project, the first price we came in with was $180 million. and the city said, you know, this is a great building, but we just don't want to spend that much money. so, the project was on the verge of being canceled. >> if you're looking at why this building came to be, in many ways it a
Aug 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
really kicks into gear, departments like the department of the environment will bring forward an overarching policy agenda for the committee to consider and hopefully endorse. so, these are general statements of policy. they're not reactive to a specific bill or proposal, but things that in any circumstance the department would like to see done. most departments do this. some of the larger proposals come from our department of public health. our human services agency. and those agencies that have most interaction with state legislators. in addition, as the year moves on and particularly around march and april when we get to see all of the ideas that have been percolating with our state legislators, departments will bring forward specific legislative proposals and in the circumstance that you described, commissioner gravanis, they bring forth a specific bill and recommend that the legislation committee take up a commission of either support or oppose. ~ take a position we consider generally between 10 and 20 bills at each meeting. so, over the course of a year, we have quite a few
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